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Postdoctoral Training Opportunity – Neuroimaging and Applied Computational Anatomy Lab

The Northwestern University Neuroimaging and Applied Computational Anatomy Laboratory (NIACAL) is seeking applications for an early-stage postdoctoral research fellow. 

We are seeking someone to work on a project to identify neuroimaging biomarkers of non-suicidal self-injury in youths from the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) study. 

Applicants should:

  • possess a PhD
  • have prior neuroimaging analysis experience
  • have an interest in predicting risk for non-suicidal self-injury, suicidal ideation, and suicide attempts using multiple data modalities

The project involves working with a large existing longitudinal dataset, the ABCD study. Previous experience working with large datasets will be viewed favorably. The successful applicant will join Dr. Lisanne Jenkins and an active research team and will be responsible for processing and analysis of existing ABCD data and write-up and publication and presentation of findings. There will also be ample opportunities for advanced training (Northwestern has a number of in-depth training opportunities), collaborations, building mentorship experience (learning to supervise undergraduate and graduate level trainees), and developing an independent research program. Significant attention will be placed on career development (e.g. conference participation, training in grant writing, peer review, mentorship, presentations, etc.). This is an ideal position for someone interested in preparing for a tenure-track job. 

For questions or to submit an application, please contact Lisanne Jenkins. Applicants should send a CV, a cover letter describing interests and prior experience, and two publications that best reflect the contributions of the candidate. Salary is based on the NIH postdoctoral scale. Appointments are available for one year, renewable for up to 5 years based on progress. The position is available to start immediately. 

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, underrepresented racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States